Accelerated rehabilitation following Oxford unicompartmental knee arthroplasty: five-year results from an independent centre

Smith, TO, Chester, R, Glasgow, MM and Donell, ST (2012) Accelerated rehabilitation following Oxford unicompartmental knee arthroplasty: five-year results from an independent centre. European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, 22 (2). pp. 151-158. ISSN 1633-8065

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyse the midterm outcomes of an accelerated rehabilitation programme for unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. One hundred and six patients (187 knees) underwent a minimally invasive Phase 3 Oxford unicompartmental knee arthroplasty with an accelerated rehabilitation programme and were followed over the first 5 years. The emphasis of the programme was pre-operative patient education, multidisciplinary discharge planning and early rehabilitation. On retrospective analysis, patients reported a significant improvement in functional outcomes and quality of life in respect of Oxford knee score, American knee score and short form-12 outcomes (P < 0.05). These improved clinical outcomes were then maintained during the 5-year period. The results support the use of accelerated rehabilitation to optimise early hospital discharge without jeopardising early and midterm outcomes. © 2011 Springer-Verlag.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Allied Health Professions
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Depositing User: Rhiannon Harvey
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2012 09:36
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2019 17:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/37124
DOI: 10.1007/s00590-011-0797-7

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